BLUEPRINTS by New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky + Giveaway

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Samples and prizing were provided by St. Martin’s Press. This post does contain affiliate links. No monetary compensation was provided.  Some women are born with an instinct for knowing how things work—and what to do when they break. I have a fun giveaway to tie into the upcoming book release for BLUEPRINTS by New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky. BLUEPRINTS in stores June 9th. About BLUEPRINTS Caroline MacAfee is a skilled carpenter, her daughter Jamie, a talented … [Read more...]

Enjoying classics in a digital world: How modern resources can open your mind to older culture

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Some of the best music ever created was written over 100 years ago. It’s the same for books. The classics that everyone should read are mostly in the public domain. And, that’s good news for you. It means that you can use popular bittorrent clients to get them - you don’t have to pay for them and you don’t have to worry about infringing on copyright. Here’s how you should be enjoying classics in a digital world. MusOpen MusOpen is one of the newer attempts to bring back classical music. … [Read more...]

The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story Of Life Beyond Death #HandOnTheMirror

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This conversation is part of an influencer campaign sponsored by Grand Central Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post does contain affiliate links.  *Update* Giveaway has ended and winner has been contacted and verified. (Winner's Page) There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about my late father. I was only 11 years old when my dad died. It all happened rather suddenly and before I knew it I was left without my dad. When my dad was only 43 years old, a … [Read more...]

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary + Giveaway

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I was sent a sampling of books to facilitate my post. I did receive monetary compensation. Giveaway prizing provided by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. Opinions are all my own. Did you have any idea that this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the longest running and highest rated holiday special of all time. If you're reading this post then it's safe to say that “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” has been a show you and your family have watched together every holiday season. My mom … [Read more...]

Let’s talk about books

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This post contains affiliate links.  Let's talk about book for a bit. With so many great movies coming out lately, it's imperative that I read the books first. I've learned this the hard way. So many times a movie ruins a good book. I always find comfort in knowing the book is usually always better than the movie. Already Read The Fault in Our Stars Looking for Alaska Little Mercies - I shared a bit about this book on my blog back in late June. >>>>>> Madame … [Read more...]

Win a copy of Madame Picasso

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Prizing and samples courtesy of Harlequin. Post does contain affiliate links. *Giveaway has ended* I've always loved to read, but I don't always have the time to set aside to sit back, relax, and read. With two young children, two blogs, and a house and husband to care for, reading has had to take a back seat. But just a few months ago I decided I would find a way, and I did. I still don't have the time, but I make time. I am reading one book a week. You can find me reading in the carpool … [Read more...]

Planning the Perfect Party is easier than you thought

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I was sent a free copy of this book to facilitate this post. Giveaway is sponsored by Capstone Young Readers. School is out, summer has arrived, and it's time to party! Planning the perfect party is easier than you thought. Planning Perfect Parties: The Girls' Guide to Fun, Fresh, Unforgettable Events by Capstone Young Readers gives children all the tools they need to have a fun and festive time with friends, for any occasion. Planning Perfect Parties: The Girls' Guide to Fun, Fresh, … [Read more...]